Review: 2014 Pepsi MAX Falcons

2014 Pepsi MAX Ford Falcon Bathurst winner - Chaz Mostert & Paul Morris

Note: seems I forgot to publish this review when I wrote it about 6+ months ago…

 

Classics Carlectables FG Falcons from 2014

These are par-for-the-course V8Supercars from Classic Carlectables; sealed body with no interior. Lots of collectors don’t like them because of that, but at $39, I don’t mind too much.

The livery is complex decalling, so the finish is not particularly glossy (Edit: a quick run over with a soft cloth does improve the finish quite a bit – both models had some weird residue all over them).

The 2014 Bathurst winner

The 2014 Bathurst winner

Packaging is cheap and basic, but because there is no display plinth, the model is held in place by vac-form inserts, and these have scuffed and damaged decals on both models – Grrrr!

Apart from some sponsor logo differences, fuel filler location and roof aerials, the two models are essentially the same.

The Mostert/Morris #6 will go on the Bathurst Winners shelf, while Frosty’s #5 will go in the Touring Cars cabinet.

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Very disappointed with the flaw on the bonnet of both models. It looks as if the model has been packaged 'wet' while the decals were still hot and soft, rather than an actual friction scuff. Oh for the days of physical stores so one could inspect the model first...

Very disappointed with the flaw on the bonnet of both models. It looks as if the model has been packaged ‘wet’ while the decals were still hot and soft; it doesn’t look like a friction scuff. Oh for the days of physical stores when one could inspect the model first…

Thick and clumsy rear wing is evident from this view

Thick and clumsy rear wing supports are evident from this view

Underside has the same level of detail as Classics' VF Commodore

Underside has the same level of detail as Classics’ VF Commodore

Frosty's wagon. Winterbottom #5 has an extra rooftop aerial and angled windscreen wiper (or, more likely, just poorly located...)

Frosty’s wagon. Winterbottom #5 has an extra rooftop aerial and angled windscreen wiper (err, really? Methinks someone screwed up at the factory…). I have since trimmed back the decal overhang above the driver’s door.

 



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